Stacked field set for Hartshorne Mile
The Masters Mile event is celebrating its 50th running
By Matt Weinstein, Ithaca Journal
An elite class of runners ages 40 and older will descend upon Cornell University on Saturday for the 50th Hartshorne Memorial Mile, and many have their sights set on record-breaking performances.
The Hartshorne Memorial Mile is the oldest Masters indoor Mile race in North America. The race is named after Jim Hartshorne, who organized the first event in 1968 when it was called the Masters Mile. The race draws some of the best Masters runners in the world, including several current record holders.
Alisa Harvey, 51, of Manassas, Va., holds the America women’s record in the Mile (5 minutes, 4.02 seconds) in the 45-49 age division and on Saturday will attempt to set the American indoor Mile record for the 50-54 age group (5:08.65). The world indoor record (5:07.32) may also be in reach
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